If there was ever one boardgame that I wanted as a kid and almost never got to play because we didn’t own it and whenever I was around a set nobody else wanted to play it… it was Guess Who. It involved logic! And process of elimination! And flipping REALLY LOUD pieces of plastic down in an INCREDIBLY SATISFYING WAY.
So, this realization of how easy it would be to brand Guess Who to franchise fiction in the same way that Monopoly, Life, and Trivial Pursuit have been is a now constant itch of frustration. Why can’t I go out and just buy official editions of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or DC Universe themed sets of Guess Who and try to stump my friends with incredibly obtuse and niggly questions of canon.
Fortunately, youtube maven Karen Kavett, who created the above video, has also created a how-to.